By Shayla Teague, Individual and Family Benefits Consultant
We recently packed up and moved our RISQ office for the second time in 2 years. After two moves so close together, it became obvious to me that my environment was playing a huge role in how I felt at work and how much I got done.
When I first started working for RISQ, our office had a bright, white, grey, and teal color scheme, with a ton of natural light in almost every part of the office. Our first move brought us into an older building with floor to ceiling wood paneling throughout which put most of the windows out of sight. Even though the office was nice, the lack of natural light took a toll on my mood. Now, we are happily settling into our brand-new office with a bright white and grey color scheme. There are also plenty of windows and sunlight bouncing around our glass walls. I feel great at work again, which makes it all the more apparent how much the color scheme and lighting of an office can affect my mood and productivity.
As Americans, we spend over 2,000 hours per year at work. For many of us work is essentially a second home and we sometimes see coworkers more than our own family. If our environments play such a large role in how happy and productive we are, wouldn’t you want to provide an environment that best fosters these traits? Here is an article with some ideas on how to create the right environment to boost productivity with your employees: https://teresadeberry.com/the-physical-work-environment-impacts-the-employee-experience/